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Gianoutsos, D.; Rosser, Vicki – College Student Journal, 2014
The purpose of the study is to compare the student profile characteristics, which were categorized as demographic, prematriculation, and matriculation, between traditional residential and commuter students at a public, research, commuter university. Using status attainment as the theoretical framework, the researchers employed a discriminant…
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Public Colleges, Student Characteristics, College Students
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McDonald, Sylvia E. – College Student Journal, 2013
Cell phones have become a norm within the collegiate environment but little research has examined their impact on academic attainment. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that in-class texting behavior had on the final grade score in a freshmen level introductory social science course. Students in three different sections were…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Grades (Scholastic)
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Haemmerlie, Frances Montgomery; Montgomery, Robert L. – College Student Journal, 2012
This study examined the role of academic performance factors, and personality traits as measured by the "Hogan Personality Inventory" (Hogan & Hogan, 2007), in the academic success and retention of undergraduate engineering majors. With regard to academic performance, the academic measures of ACT score and high school GPA were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), School Holding Power, Grade Point Average
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Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W. – College Student Journal, 2009
Information literacy is a concept that has evolved as a result of recent efforts to move technology-based instruction and research to a level above the long-held concepts previously associated with "computer literacy"; the focus of information literacy education being the development of students' abilities to construct/collect and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy